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We've turned the corner So now it appears we have turned a corner and the polar vortex is finally being pushed back to where it belongs - to that land of persistent snow and ice.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 9:48pm

Kudos to Superintendent Razidlo and the faculty, staff and students of all six Brainerd elementary schools for their nomination for the National Blue Ribbon Award. Having directed a school that won this award twice and having served on multiple panels to evaluate Blue Ribbon applications, I can appreciate the amount of thought, self-study, evaluation and planning that goes into achieving this award.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:43pm

Belated St. Valentine greeting I wanted to write a letter before St. Valentine's Day but I have a condition called obstinate procrastinationism, it's a condition, so it has to have an "ism." My son has it, too, but he's a teen. I'm writing this on St.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 10:03pm

Was greed the cause? A few weeks ago it was indicated that about $15.8 million was provided for heating assistance.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 10:02pm

In response to Daryl Bahma’s letter in the Sunday Dispatch Feb. 2, about propane prices ranging from $2.99-3.06. On Feb. 5, I had a gas fill. “Gas is back.” I had an 85 percent fill to the tune of $4.29 a gallon (unit). Perfect timing at the highest cost.

Sun, 02/16/2014 - 6:25pm

Pipelines are preferable Now that there's been three derailments and subsequent fires involving crude oil tank cars the push has turned to building safer tank cars.

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 8:52pm

Poverty is a reality I was glad to see that our local schools did address their hot lunch policies. I do believe there was "under-reporting" from two schools as to the actual numbers of students that were not given meals and/or not given hot meals.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 10:21pm

I never get upset at progressive liberals for being progressive liberals. What I disagree with is their financial concepts. The reason I no longer support the Republicans is because there aren’t any real conservatives left in their mainframe, they’ve become nothing more than Democrat Lite. They...

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 10:59pm

Unfinished journey Sometimes when one journeys through life, you have the privilege to meet outstanding people. Bonnie Cumberland would be in the top five in my book.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 10:58pm

Minnesota in the top 10 Top 10 what? Worst tax states. Each year the Tax Foundation surveys all states and comes up with a list of The “best” and “worst” states based on a number of factors. Minnesota ranked fourth on the “worst” list. Special thanks to Dayton, John Ward and all the lib...

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 9:10pm